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! >> in illinois this past tuesday, it was mitt romney's t handily, 47% to rick santorum's 35 gingrich's 8%. romney added 43 illinois delegates to his column, bringing his total count to 563. more than double santorum's 263 delegates. his nearly halfway to the magic 1144 needed to clinch the g.o.p. nomination. so is this primary marathon now a done deal? republican power players hope so. jeb bush, the former two-term florida governor and george w. bush's younger brother, endorsed governor romney on wednesday. "primary elections have been held in 34 dates and now is the time for republicans to unite behind governor romney and take our message of fiscal conservativism and job creation to all voters this fall." question, does jeb bush's endorsement of romney seal the deal for romney? pat? >> i think jeb bush is late to the party and the tea party in effect stacking arms and moving towards the romney camp. john, romney has gotten more than 50%, he's gotten 55, 50% of all the delegates he's headed straight to the nomination. and when you look at the way the democrats talk about a man of steel in ohio, a
that mitt romney is somewhat likely, very likely, or almost certain to attain the republican nomination, 92%, and no other candidate is getting anywhere close to that number. with ron paul himself and the ron paul campaign all but conceing to "the new york times" today that they don't know why the fervor on the campaign trail for ron paul has not translated into any practical progress toward the nomination for dr. paul, with rick santorum's last great hope appearing to be the wisconsin primary on tuesday and with news that he is still being outspent there five to one by mr. romney, that's better than the ten to one it had been, but still, it's very bad. with the not particularly gusty winds of the republican presidential race all seemingly, now, at least, blowing in the direction of a mitt romney nomination, two things happened today. two things happened on mitt romney's personal campaign trail today that typify what his challenges are going to be. two things. first, there is the mitt romney as human being problem. a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows that mr. romney is very broadly
. mitt romney picks up two big endorsements, we're learning of a secret meeting with rival newt gingrich. tonight for the first time, cnn can give you an eyewitness account of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. our anderson cooper spoke to this eyewitness just moments ago. >> what did you observe after the shot? >> as i said, it was dark. but after the shot, obviously someone -- the man got up, and it was kind of like that period of him -- i can't say i actually watched him get up, but maybe only within a couple seconds or so, then he was walking towards where i was watching, and i could see him a little bit clearer and see it was a hispanic man, and he was -- he didn't appear hurt or anything else. he just kind of seemed very -- i guess the term -- very worried or whatever, walked on the sidewalk at that point, his hand up to his forehead. and then another man came out with a flashlight. >> senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins us. you went to visit with the anderson cooper staff and heard more about the interview. he said it was a hispanic man. that would match the d
universal health care, ins statuted by his predecessor, mitt romney. this is the war room. come on inside. >> we begin with breaking news in the trayvon martin vase george zimmerman said the unarmed 17-year-old attacked him, but this just released video calls his credibility into question. he said he broke his nose and slammed his head into the ground. zimmerman's face and head certainly do not show any blood or bruises. the video seems to contradict an initial police report saying he was bleeding from the neck and nose. zimmerman hasn't been charged with any crime but we now know that the lead homicide investigator recommended he be charged with manslaughter. zimmerman insoaked florida's stand your ground law. for reaction to the trayvon case we're joined from chicago by gary indiana mare, guarantee man-wilson. she served as the attorney general of indiana a state that has a stand your ground law. welcome into the war room, mayor. >> thank you governor. >> so glad to have you here. i wanted to get to the stand your ground issues, but i know you have seen the video of george zimmerman tak
on fox 5 morning news. >> governor romney has called the president of united states out of touch. out of touch? romney? romney? . >> vice president biden with some sharp criticism of mitt romney but romney about is to pick i'm key endorsement. we'll have that coming up next -- to pick up a key endorsement. we'll have that coming up. >>> it will be breezy out there and cooler than yesterday. i'm have the details on the forecast and julie wright has a look at the traffic right after the break. q get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.  you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen. . >>> come on, everybody. earl scruggs, famous for his disckive bang owe style, has died. he pipe eared the five-string bang owe. >> he is credited with creating
of the greatest minds in congress helps us answer the question. >> i am an endorsement romney. the reason is not only because he'll be the republican nominee but he offers at this point such a stark contrast to the president's record. [ female announcer ] experience dual-action power, with listerine® whitening plus restoring rinse. it's the only listerine® that gets teeth two shades whiter and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual-action listerine® whitening rinse. building whiter, stronger teeth. is the pain reliever orthopedic doctors recommend most for arthritis pain, think again. and take aleve. it's the one doctors recommend most for arthritis pain. two pills can last all day. ♪ at liberty mutual, we know how much you count on your car, and how much the people in your life count on you. that's why we offer accident forgiveness, where your price won't increase due to your first accident. we also offer a hassle-free lifetime repair guarantee, where the repairs made on your car are guaranteed for life, or they're on us. these are just two of the valuable features you can
. what's ironic three or four years ago the solutions proposed by republicans including mitt romney were sort of an all of the above approach. but it doesn't really alleviate the pain in the polls. but yes, switching to the talking point about subsidies for oil companies i think is the one hand that the white house can play and they are playing it. >> it's worth noting procedural vote on the measure just failed. let's talk a little bit about congress and that of course is a good lead-in to the dysfunction in congress. the fact the ryan budget is expected to pass the house which will give republicans a good talking point. i think i saw an eye roll from you, maggie. >> not at all. >> you can't even see me. not an eye roll. it was a nod. >> it's worth a nod. okay. last night the house unanimously rejected zero to -- sorry 414, what they call the president's budget, which of course sort of select pieces and sentences from the president's budget. but you know, a political optics, messaging, political football. >> bipartisan opposition. >> there is this moment where this is an interesting mome
president george h.w. bush officially endorsed romney moments ago. here is a listen. >> barbara and i are to enthusiastically endorse and support our old friend mitt romney. he is a good man. he will make a great president. we wish him well. we are delighted he is here. i do think it's time for the party to get behind governor romney. and he keeps reminding me, kenny rogers there's a time to hold them and time for fold them. there is a time for people to get behind this good man. >> coming from the president and first lady, i'm honored to have your endorsen't and your support. the president indicated that we have been friends for some time. my parents were also friends of the president and the first lady. and having your support means a great deal to me on a personal basis. family basis. and also on a national basis. >> shannon: that endorsement comes on the heel of two offers of support from marco rubio and former florida governor jeb bush as reports suggest that romney and cash strapped gingrich met over the weekend. chief washington correspondent james rose season here to follow th
romney and santorum in one national poll. another survey has obama leading both republicans in three big swing states. catch these. florida, ohio, and not so much, in pennsylvania. >>> and mind the gender gap. the great frank rich joins us tonight. he says the gop has turned into a stag party. >>> finally, let me finish with a staggering prospect that a 5-4 supreme court could demolish health care, after all that this country put into making it law. we begin at supreme court itself at the building and nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. now the third day, is this another bad day for obama-care, if you will? >> reporter: i think it is, chris. it does seem that all of the justices agree that if the insurance requirement is found unconstitutional, some parts of the law have to go. and they probably all agree that two things would go. one is the ban on insurance companies refusing to give coverage for preexisting conditions and the other is a set of rules on when companies how they can set their rates. now, beyond that, i think the safest part of the law are those furthest away fro
over significant opposition, and with mitt romney arguing that we should let detroit go bankrupt. what we did is we rescued the auto industry, we aministered some of the very toughest medicine [ cheers and applause ] >> we're criticized by many on our side. we administered very tough medicine. but th literally one since restructuring, the industry has already another 200,000 jobs and gm is leading the world again as the world's largest automobile [ cheers and applause ] >> folks, we knew that was sensible but not enough, we went to work to provide a skilled workforce for companies that have already come back or are bringing their folks back. we met with the leading k347s in the world who came to the white house in january. they pointed out to us that right now there are 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the united states that companies who have come back home can't because they can't match the worker's skills with the need of the companies. so we launched a partnership between my wife jill, a community college profr, calls the best kept secret. my wife jill calls the best kept secret in am
issue smack dab in the middle of the presidential election. and speaking of that election, mitt romney is heading into next week's primaries with a new boost of support from one of the senate's rising stars. in an announcement late last night, senator marco rubio of florida announced he will back mitt romney. the tea party favorite has been a highly sought after endorsement, and often mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick. the first term republican says romney has earned the nomination saying it's time for the party now to rally around his candidacy. >> i am going to endorse mitt romney. not only because he's going to be the republican nominee but offers at this point such a stark contrast to the president's record. look at the president's record. this is someone who has run the country not very well over the last three years but has no experience beyond that doing that. no experience with the private sector or free enterprise system. i have zero doubt in my mind two of things. one, that mitt romney will govern as a conservative and will be head and shoulders better than the g
to throw their support behind mitt romney. he is expected to get a boost with another key endorsement today. tara mergener joins us live with our report. good morning. >> good morning. mitt romney is getting more support now from the gop, but so far his republican rivals are determined to stay in the race. first, barbara. then support from jeb. today mitt romney expects the endorsement of george h.w. bush. >> it is the bush family. >> mitt romney also got the backing of marker rubco rubio. >> one thing that can bring this momentum to a halt is to turn it over the keys of the white house to mitt romney or rick santorum. >> we have to find the right spot. >> with a calendar on favorable to santorum, it could be a tough month. trailing far behind, newt gingrich has fired his campaign manager and laid off much of the staff but he refuses to give up. >> there are two large principles that lead me to decide to run for president. one was values and the other was innovation. >> ron paul is not showing signs of dropping out. the next round of contests is in maryland, wisconsin and in the district of
? >> i might have tack grows when i go home. i'm not sure yet. >> jon: what you think of mitt romney he's a step up from the taco mayor. it was pretty clear it was primarily meant in romney's record on health care. it wasn't the most artful phrasing but you would you haveo go out of the way to misrepresent it. let's do that. >> you said mitt romney was the wore the republican in the country. >> what speech did you listen to? >> right here. >> stop lying. i said he was the worst republican to run on the issue of obamacare and that's what i was talking about. >> jon: arrrhg. i'm angry. agggrrr. i kind of like guy with a little fire in his belly. probably not going to push tight far, right, rick? >> to run against the barack obama on the issue of health care. i've been saying it in every speech quit distorting my words. if i see it, it's (bleep). >> jon: i did not see that coming. rick santorum a conservative swearing at a reporter. i think this is how he should talk from now on. i believe life begins at (bleep) conception. you got a problem with that (bleep). boom! [ laughter ] arrrrggghh
romney has had his etch a sketch moment, revealed that he's building a house with an elevator just for the cars, and yesterday he joked about when his dad shut down a factory in michigan. can anybody save this guy from himself? >>> plus, the tale of the tape. george zimmerman said he shot trayvon martin after martin broke his nose and repeatedly slammed his head into a concrete sidewalk. but newly released videotape of zimmerman arriving at the police station appears to show no evidence of a broken nose or obvious wounds to the back of zimmerman's head. it doesn't prove anything exactly, but it is raising more questions about what exactly happened that night. and from our own rachel maddow, she's got a new book out, "drift. the unmooring of political power." it's been progressively easy for our country to go to war with fewer consequences for fewer people. how wars are made painless to the general public and therefore easy to start. i can't think of a more important topic. we begin with a spin from both sides of obamacare. chuck todd, political director, and here for the national j
, back in the mid-70s. kelly? >> and now to democracy 2012 news, mitt romney is hoping support from a former president will push him a little bit closer to that republican nomination. tory dunnan joins us from washington. how will this impact the gop race? >> reporter: it seems like the republican establishment has started lining up behind mitt romney. the question is how much do this endorsements really matter? >> i am honored. >> reporter: mitt romney has the edge this campaign season when this comes to endorsements. even his chief rival admits it. >> every endorsement it seems is going for mitt romney. >> reporter: he added two more which already included former florida governor jeb bush and and governor christi. so far this year, endorsements haven't moved the dial. >> i'm endorsing mitt romney. >> reporter: governors from south carolina, mississippi and tennessee, all backed romney before their state's primaries. he lost each contest. if you don't have them, bash them. rick santorum is taking the antiendorsement route. >> romney's got all the mon nirks the endorsement -- money,
to be lining up for front-runner, mitt romney, who holds a strong lead over rick santorum, less than a week away from voting in wisconsin. it has rick santorum plummeting back to earth in his home state where romney could deliver a dagger to the conservative's campaign. romney locking up endorsements from big-name republicans, including a possible running mate who could help him with the hispanic vote. >> it is evidently and increasingly clear that mitt romney is going to be the republican nominee. >> you are endorsing mitt romney? >> i have zero doubt in my mind, that mitt romney will govern as a conservative and that heel be head and shoulders better than the guy who is in the white house right now. >> more now on the 2012 race. our political power panel, ted strickland and current coach for the obama re-election campaign and joe watkins, republican strategist and aid to the first bush white house. marco rubio now in romney's corner officially. everybody kind of knew that. there was the endorsement. george h.w. bush making a former endorsement later today in houston. as the party starts t
access to air bases across iran's northern border. and fresh fallout from mitt romney's suggestion in "the situation room" that russia is the number one geopolitical foe. they're reminding mitt romney that the cold war ended more than two decades ago. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm gloria borger and you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the average price for a gallon of regular gas today is about $4. make that $3.92. our new poll shows nearly half of americans expect that price to hit $5. that's $5 this year and most blame the oil companies. president obama tried to hitch a ride on those sentiments today. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is here. >> jessica, is the president going after big oil? >> again. >> believe it or not, it really felt like today was let's play politics with gas prices day in washington. the president played his part from the rose garden. >> think about that. it's like hitting the american people twice. >> he called on the senate to pass a bill that would have eliminated billions in tax breaks for oil companie
developments today in the fight over health care, and mitt romney makes one of the biggest mistakes of his campaign. there's a lot more to get to. stay with us. >>> coming up, mitt romney tells jay leno that if you're 45 and have a bad heart, you're out of luck when it comes to health insurance. >>> debate over the obama administration's health care plan continued for a third day in the supreme court. republicans are giddy over the prospect of the law being overturned. so what's their plan to ensure 50 million americans and provide affordable health insurance for all? the answer is, they have no problem. mitt romney made it clear last night on "the tonight show" with jay leno. >> people can own their own insurance as they go from job to job. they won't have to worry about getting a condition that would keep them from getting insured. >> what about pre-existing conditions? i know people that could not get insurance up until this obama care, and now they're covered and their pre-existing condition is covered. >> yeah. >> for me, that -- and children also. it seems like children and people wi
>> mitt romney is expected to pick up a key endorsement today. who is and what could it mean for other gop hopefuls? we have the answer in this morning's commitment 2012 report. >> mitt romney is picking up more support from the gop. his republican rivals are determined to stay in the race. first, former first lady barbara bush. then a boost from jeb. today, mitt romney expects the endorsement from former president george h. w. bush. on wednesday, romani also got the backing of marco rubio -- romney also got the backing of marco rubio. >> one thing that could bring this momentum to a screeching halt is to turn over the keys to the white house to rick santorum or mitt romney. >> we have to find the right spot in the lane. >> with a calendar of contests on favorable to rick santorum, it could be a tough month. trailing far behind, newt gingrich fired his campaign manager and laid off much of his staff. but he refuses to give up. >> there are two large principals that led me to run for president. one was values and the other was an ovation. >> ron paul is not showing signs of dr
: something wicked this way comes, the democrats rim as he makes his tick to have romney make rubio his pick? "why did i roll over my i.r.a. to scottrade?" "for starters, it didn't cost me anything." "and i got a one-hundred dollar cash bonus for rolling over by april 16th." "i like bonuses." "plus at scottrade, there are thousands of commission-free investments." "and if i need help, i can find it online, by phone or at one of over five-hundred scottrade locations." "it's why more investors with i.r.a.s are saying.." "i'm with scottrade." ♪ [music] >>neil: this did not take long, democrats pouncing on rubio's backing of mitt romney, with the democratic national committee calling them "extreme ," on immigration. so the democrats are worried about a romney and rubio ticket. >>guest: the dnc has been attacking romney and rubio. he is clearly the frontrunner for the pick if romney wraps this up, and i think that the romney and rubio ticket could formidable. he is from florida, a battleground state. very good speaker. and he is not been in washington that long so that is consistent with romney
rubio endorsed mitt romney last night. >> i am going to endorse mitt romney, the reason why is not only because he is going to be the republican nominee. he offers such a stark contrast to the president's record. >> e.j. deon is a columnist and perry bacon an editor for the msnbc contributor. good morning to both of you. e.j., i was watching the entire interview. you heard what he just said, i am behind him because he is going to win and he is better than president obama. is that a ringing endorsement? >> it is not a ringing endorsement. i think what you are seeing here is sort of the last roundup in the republican race. i think wisconsin is the last roundup. rick santorum's original sin was losing control of his message the week before michigan. you really have a race where romney basically has the northeast. the southern states are anti-romney. the western states are split. all the tiebreakers were the big states in the midwest. romney won every sinlg one of those. if santorum can somehow pull out the victory in wisconsin, he could break that pattern. it would make things interesting.
's power is in decline. mitt romney staying stationary. he will be the republican nominee but americans have not warmed to him. since the primary process is still underway mr. romney remains on the defensive so his power quotient is neutral. in the media, fox news now dominating as far as trust is concerned. suffolk university poll asked this question. what tv news or commentary source do you trust the most? fnc won big. 28%. cnn second, 17. nbc news way down there at third at 10%. that is a route and signifies a tremendous power shift in the american media. no longer does the left have a strangle hold on news and information. also bad news for the president not because fox news is unfair to him but because we do not have a vested interest in mr. obama's reelection. also, fox news does not have a vested interest in mitt romney's election. we will cover both candidates fairly. ready for another shock? the suffolk poll asked what political reporter or analyst do you trust the most? your humble correspondent won by a whopping 25% over the second-most trusted person, diane sawyer of abc new
republicans are now gathering around mitt romney. last night it was florida center marco marco rubio, and late today, the first president bush threw his support to romney. hoe told him to "get on and win the presidency." bob of bob schieffer is our cbs news chief washington correspondent and the anchor of "face the nation." bob, what do we make of these endorsements? >> reporter: i'll tell you, scott, endorsements are nice. i've never thought they made that much difference, but what this tells you is that the bushes believe that romney is going to win the nomination. people seldom endorse losers so there may be a little bandwagon effect here that would give romney a boost. i'll tell you the place where romney g romney got no endorsement today edd that's when i interviewed vice president biden in milwaukee. romney, he said, is out of touch, stuck in the past, and doesn't have answers for anything. >> and what is-- what is the romney answer? there's not there's nothing. all they argue is cut. get rid of that. get rid of that. look, this is about the middle cl class and what affects middle class
authentic freedom. >>> the battle for the republic can nomination rages on while mitt romney's challengers try to desperately take down the frontrunner. james rosen with the latest from the campaign trail. >> joe biden. >> reporter: campaigning at an engineering firm in iowa, vice president biden unleashed a scorching attack on mitt romney casting the gop frontrunner as an enemy of american manufacturing. >> as governor of massachusetts repeatedly slashed funding for workforce training in manufacturing specifically. our tax cuts go to companies that create jobs over here. the romney tax cut goes to companies that create jobs overseas. >> reporter: biden also focused on romney's tenure at bayne capital reviving the line of attack used by a time for romney gop rivals and the vice president also made use of mockery. >> governor romney called the president of the united states out of touch. out of touch, romney? [ laughter ] >> reporter: the romney campaign shot back with a statement arguing that under mr. biden's boss 800,000 fewer americans have jobs. earlier romney had courted wisconsin
that matters a great deal. and it's just not good news for mitt romney. >> yeah. that as well as mitt romney's latest kind of attempt at connecting humor. i think it might miss the mark again. i could be wrong. >> oh, come on. >> that coupled with the beach house and an elevator for the cars. i'm not joking. it doesn't work. it's a problem. >> well, you know, i think mitt romney's dad, and we'll tell this joke later too, he was a big henne youngman fan. take my factory, please, wisconsin. so mitt romney jokes about -- he said one of his funnier moments in growing up had to do with his dad shutting down a factory. >> hysterical. >> all right. but that's a tease. we'll get to that in a little bit. can i just say the biggest news, now, this is huge news -- >> what, what, what? it's got to be sports or something. >> a lot of times we talk about use will information, and i feel like paul simon that i can gather all the news i need on the weather report. this morning, that's not the point. willie geist, and we haven't talked. >> the breaking banners? >> because any dumb male in america knows that
me on. >> i wonder if mitt romney handed him that when working on healthcare in mast. >> kathleen, are you following the trayvon martin case. this is breaking news, the surveillance video, he said trayvon attacked him and his nose was bleeding, the surveillance cameras shows nothing, nothing on the back of his head. >> speaking from experience, if you have a head wound it bleeds like crazy, if he had a broken nose his shirt would be covered with blood. >> do you have a head wound story? >> it was something dumb in high school, i needed four stitches in the top of my scalp. >> what were you doing? >> it was so dumb. we were bored during rehearsal and we were leapfrogging over chairs. >> theater rehearsal? >> yeah. and somehow i failed to notice that one of the chairs was in a doorway, i was so focused on what i was jumping on and i hit my head, the door jamb. >> theater injury. >> and this is why straight guys in theater don't go together. because you were doing your particular macho straight guy s
. democrats though are already paying this budget, painting it calling it the romney-ryan budget. it won't be law because it can't get through the senate but it is very interesting because mitt romney will have to run on it in november. a lot of things there that are questionable. especially in regard to medicare and welfare reform. it will be interesting to see how that plays out with the electorate. >> luke russert on capitol hill. coming up, money well spent? casino mogul says gingrich is at the end of the line after pouring over $16 million into gingrich's campaign. plus -- >> this is not justin bieber's phone number. please do not call again. thank you. >> thank you. i'm going to talk with the great grandmother who wants an apology after tweeted a message leaving her phone ringing off the hook. what exactly he did and what the great grandma is saying to justin. >>> plus, join our conversation. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues
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